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“Very Relaxing”
Review of Lake Edge Cottages

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Lake Edge Cottages
Toronto
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very Relaxing”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We were in Cottage #1 for several nights with our two dogs. The cottage was small but very cozy and very well appointed. Although there wasn't much land in front of our cottage, like other cottages, there was plenty of green space very close. This cottage has a cute little floating dock where two Muskoka chairs are set up - perfect for morning coffee and for watching the various wildlife - Great Blue Herons, ducks, turtles, frogs and rabbits throughout the property. There is a small area at the lake edge a walk away from the cottage for swimming and for dogs to enjoy. The lake is quite weedy and rocky so water shoes are a must. The pool area is very clean and the water is the perfect temperature. All-in-all a wonderful stay. It is great to be able to enjoy a getaway with your pets.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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PFischer, Owner at Lake Edge Cottages, responded to this review, 25 August 2013
Thanks very much for your review. We hope to see you both in the future and wish you all the best. Your dog must have been so happy with all the exploring you did in the lovely Kawarthas. Take care!
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Uxbridge, Canada
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Lake Edge Cottages is a small, intimate, and very well run cottage resort. The cottages are rustic, simple, and not extravagant. They are, however, very well equipped, unbelievably clean, (chain hotels could take note!) and "just right". The property has seven beautifully refurbished older-style small cottages, five at the lake with two (Cottages 6 and 7) behind the main house near the pool. The pool! Ridiculously clean, intimate, and just the right temperature. A pool at a lake? Yes, and it's a very nice touch. There is an Office/Visitor's Centre that has rolls of paper towels, DVD's to borrow, as well as books and other reading materials. It's open 24-hours and things can be borrowed on the honour system.

The property is situated on Katchewanooka Lake on the north-east shore, almost at Young's Point. The lake there has hardly any weeds - unlike the section closer to Lakefield. The shoreline is decent and the docking is decent also. We saw Peter launch and dock a 20-foot Four Winns for a couple that just recently arrived with no problems. There are kayaks, canoes, and other non-motorized boats - all for guests to use at no-charge.

Our cottage (Cottage 6), had a Kohler Wellworth toilet, Moen faucets, and a Weber barbeque. You could say "rustic with quality". Ours had a small flat-screen television with the only input source being a DVD player. Our room also had a neat little clock - with an iPod/iPhone dock. The shower had great pressure and lots of hot water. Our cottage also had a decent 6-person hot-tub that was, well...hot! Zillions of jets and a light made the night-time soaks very nice. The living room and bedroom have ceiling fans that truly work very well. Our cottage floor fan didn't work well at all, but it didn't matter - the ceiling fans do the job.

Blah, blah, blah - any cottage resort could sound like this. I agree, so here comes the part that no other cottage resort has. Firstly, the resort accepts pets. They don't just accept them, they are welcomed. Just as your children would at any other resort. We have stayed at other resorts that accepts our dogs also, but Lake Edge has, well..the "edge" here. Secondly, the resort is owned and operated by Peter and Pam. They are accommodating, thorough, efficient, and pretty darn good hosts.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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PFischer, Owner at Lake Edge Cottages, responded to this review, 25 August 2013
Thanks for your review Doug. We hope to see you both along with Fraser & Boo back at Lake Edge one of these days. You are always welcome.
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Toronto
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We had a great time at Lake Edge Cottages. The owners bend over backwards to accommodate your needs and are always handy if you needs something. But you don't want for much as it is a tranquil area, yet close to town. Clean, and comfy bedding and all the little extras have been thought of, down to the paper towels! They offer so much.
Beside the nature, my three favourite things were: the POOL!, hiring a pontoon boat ride for a scenic tour and ice cream stop, and most importantly, we could bring along
our fur baby!!! YEP, it's dog friendly. We will be back soon...so much more to explore in the area too. Thanks for a wonderful time, we look forward to our next stay!

Room Tip: Ask for a cottage right on the water. You'll see lovely sunsets and the doggies love it too.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Toronto
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

My wife and I discovered Lake Edge through a Beagle rescue fundraiser where we received a gift certificate. Our weekend stay was in one of the fully equipped cottages -- complete with kitchen (including utensils, plates, pots, etc.) and BBQ. It gave us everything we needed for our stay. The cottage included a deck with a fenced enclosure for our Beagle to relax off-leash. The deck offered a beautiful west-facing view for us to enjoy the sunset. The bed was comfortable and linens spotless. We used their paddle boat, kayaks, and canoes to enjoy the lake. The sandy beach is only a few steps from the cottage. The lake itself is inviting for swimmers -- though wear sandals or water shoes as it gets rockier the further you go into the lake.

It's a short drive to nearby Lakefield which has grocery, liquor, and beer stores. Lake Edge owners Peter and Pam prepared us well with a detailed welcome email with lots of suggestions for places to visit. Their hospitality made it feel like we were a part of the family.

It was pretty evident that we are not alone in our opinion of Lake Edge. The guest book included accounts from families who stay year after year.

Overall it was a fantastic find. We plan to refer friends and family, especially those with four-legged family members.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

A family vacation to remember!
We were looking for a family cottage rental that was dog friendly and decided to try Lake Edge Cottages. What a great find. I have very fond childhood memories of a family summer cottage and our stay at Lake Edge brought them flooding back. We all LOVED swimming in the lake (especially our Portuguese Water Dog) and the pool, camp fires, canoeing, trail walks, bunk beds, the hot tub, and just sitting around playing board games, reading and enjoying the amazing view from the deck. The trails around the pond are a sanctuary on their own and perfect for a morning run, or a walk with the dog. The cottage was very comfortable, clean, and well-maintained, and the BBQ was better than what we have at home! Lakefield is a cosy little town, very close by with great shops. Peter and Pam are gracious hosts and made us feel at home. We will be back, in fact I wish I was there right now.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Dorchester Ontario Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

What a lovely find this was. We were looking for a quiet place that had a hot tub and accepted pets. This was just right. Private hot tub is fairly new and inspected daily by Peter. Bath robes included. Cottages are at the water's edge and are close together, but very quiet even with it being busy and other dogs. Propane fireplace is only source of heat, but manage to keep us very warm. We stayed in cottage #2 which was a bit tight for lounging with 4 people. Bed set ups were nice. Very clean throughout including washroom which functioned well with plenty of hot water. Snowed while there. Took a hike through their trails and were blown away by the beauty. Caretakers are friendly and obviously dedicated to ensuring a great stay. Traveled with two teenagers and would be a special getaway for any couple. Will put this on our "must return list" for a later time.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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PFischer, Owner at Lake Edge Cottages, responded to this review, 4 February 2012
We're glad you enjoyed your 2-night getaway over the Holidays and the hot tub. We hope to see you all back at Lake Edge for some fun, in the sun in 2012 with the dogs.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

If you are looking for some quality time with urself look no further, lake edge cottages are perfect for you. The cosy and warm cottages are right at the edge of lake edge, giving you amazing views of sun rise, noon and sun set.

The cottage comes fully equipped with kitchen, so you can cook your meal just the way you like or drive down to near by village for food and supplies.

This is a pet friendly place. So if you are not pet friendly, just FYI :-)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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PFischer, Owner at Lake Edge Cottages, responded to this review, 8 November 2011
Thanks for staying at Lake Edge. It was a pleasure having you here. We are glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet. Our slow season begins the end of October and lasts until the Christmas holidays begin. A perfect time to get away from the city and have the place almost to yourself. We hope to see you again.
Your Hosts,
Peter & Pam Fischer
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Property: Lake Edge Cottages
Address: 45 Lake Edge Rd, Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Lakefield
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Lakefield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award-winning, 4-season, pet-friendly cottage resort on Katchewanooka Lake. 1.5 hours north east of Toronto. 1 and 2-bedroom cottages and Deluxe Kawartha Suite on 12.5 acres. 12 ft. x 40 ft outdoor heated pool. Smoke-free, fireplaces, private hot tubs, free high speed wireless internet access. Complimentary canoes, kayaks, rowboats and paddle boats. Fishing and pontoon boat rentals for guests. Close to the Village of Lakefield, city of Peterborough and all amenities and attractions. Cozy, intimate and proudly owned and managed by the Peter & Pam Fischer. ... more   less 
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Lake Edge Cottages Lakefield, Canada - Ontario

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